Caroline’s Pink Wine Assessment is without doubt one of the main tasting occasions on the South African wine calendar. This yr it takes place on Thursday, 27 July, in Cape City’s V&A Waterfront.
On the night, wine doyen Caroline Rillema exhibits off the Western Cape’s most celebrated reds.
South Africa is not any slouch within the pink wine division, producing a number of the best you will discover. After all, the Western Cape can also be the house of Pinotage.
There are 89 384 hectares beneath vine in South Africa, down from 92 067 in 2019. Of this, 45% of the nation’s vineyards are planted to pink varietals, with the best quantity, 11%, given over to Cabernet Sauvignon; Pinotage comes third, after Shiraz/Syrah (10%), at 7%.
The very best South African pink wines are an intriguing mix of New World and Outdated World, in keeping with IWSC, the Worldwide Wine & Spirit Competitors.
They provide vibrant, vibrant New World fruit, however with Outdated World complexity. That is due partly to the dazzling array of flora within the Western Cape, and this earthy, natural character is commonly present in South Africa’s reds.
Caroline’s Pink Wine Assessment goals to present wine lovers the uncommon alternative to style the Western Cape’s greatest flagship pink wines all beneath one roof. Solely 90 accolade-achieving winemakers are invited to current only one wine – their better of the perfect – on the night.
‘We’re delighted to convey the Cape’s best producers of pink wines collectively as soon as once more, giving lovers of wonderful wines the unimaginable alternative to style, meet and interact with the passionate individuals behind these phenomenal labels,’ says Caroline.
Her shops, Caroline’s Effective Wine Cellar, might be present in Sea Level and Tokai.
On the night, you’ll be able to be a part of Caroline and the Cape’s main masters of pink wines for a walk-around wine tasting with fellow wine lovers, collectors, sommeliers and producers.
Caroline’s Pink Wine Assessment takes place at The Lookout within the V&A Waterfront, Cape City from 5pm to 9pm. Tickets are R450 per individual and can be found on Quicket